Just hours before the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox 108th home opener, DHL delivered the championship rings to the 2007 World Champions for the second time in three years. Escorted by Massachusetts State Police, the DHL convoy of distinct yellow and red trucks transported the 2007 World Series championship rings from DHL’s facility in Newton, Massachusetts, to Fenway Park.
DHL, which delivered the 2004 World Series championship rings to the Red Sox in April 2005, was joined this year by four “honorary couriers” selected by the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Young fans representing the four cornerstone programs of the Red Sox Foundation – The Jimmy Fund, The Dimock Center, Red Sox Scholars, and its youth baseball programs – teamed up with DHL couriers on the field at Fenway Park to present the 2007 World Series rings to Red Sox executives.
“DHL shares the same core values of the World Champion Red Sox – a drive for world-class performance and unwavering commitment to customers, fans and the community,” said Karen M. Jones, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, at DHL Express. “Our alliance with the Red Sox provides a strong national platform for the DHL brand, while offering us opportunities to engage our customers and to reward employees on a local level. We are proud to be a part of this historical day for Red Sox Nation and look forward to building on our relationship with the team this season and beyond.”
“Opening Day is an exciting time, and this year’s celebration will bring some particularly special moments for Red Sox Nation. We appreciate DHL providing its unique support by helping us start the celebration with the delivery of the 2007 World Series rings,” said Sam Kennedy, Red Sox Executive Vice President/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “We are fortunate to have DHL as a dedicated partner of the Red Sox and as an active member of the greater Boston community.”